Author: Barbara

3 things I’m grateful for today

3 things I’m grateful for today: – Having a freezer full of meat – Spring is here!! – Having the option to make a bad situation a bit better […]

Always take the scenic route

3 things I’m grateful for today: – Recovery, in more ways than one. – Sunny days in the winter that remind you me to have hope. – Knowing that every problem has a solution. It may not be the ideal one, but it is there. […]

Ain't nobody got time for negativity

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Life without hormones – Having my health – Being able to work from home, especially nowadays. […]

No one is waiting for you, so wait for no one.

“Something happened”

I like to make plans. I spend hours trying to fine-tune my schedule so that I can do all the things I need to, the things I love, the things I’d like to do. And I admit that I’m not always the best at following that. After all, it’s my own schedule and I’m allowed […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Golden opportunities. – Busy days. – Classical music. […]

Incapable = unwilling to learn

Inertia

Ever since I returned from my trip to Brazil a few weeks ago, getting back to my routine (or even creating a new one) hasn’t been easy. My mind has been somewhat unfocused, and honestly I’ve been feeling very tired so it’s way too easy to just not do things. The coronavirus scare doesn’t help […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Exciting news. – Unexpected life changes. – Making new connections and rekindling old ones. […]

No one has their shit together, people. We're all just winging it.

Clutter is not always things

I had a pretty enlightening moment the other day. It may sound like a small thing, and it probably is, but for me it was a bit of a relief. I have a tendency to follow friends and acquaintances on Instagram even if I don’t like to look at their content. It’s this sort of […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Safe airplane rides. – Being able to tap into my creativity. – Having productive days. […]

Pour happiness into other people's lives

Nothing is permanent

It is time for me to rant about another facebook post. You make it too easy, people. Today I saw someone share a post that started with “I am 25 and completely burnt out. What am I supposed to do for 50 more years?”. I have only one answer for you: how about making some […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Fun podcasts – Finding unexpected solutions to problems – A comfortable mattress […]

Nothing is permanent - and that's a good thing.

This is not a post about fashion

Ok – this is going to be a different one. As I write this, I’m in Brazil. I’m getting ready to get on a plane to go home, but I have a few minutes to spare in the morning, and I really want to get this out. I’ve lived in the US for almost 10 […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Makeup (I don’t always look this cute) 😜 – Water. Hot to warm me up, cold to cool me down. – New experiences. Good for the body, good for the brain, good for the heart. […]

Be thankful for the small things

You’re only as good as you were today

Some days I just don’t feel like it. I don’t feel like cooking, I don’t feel like working out, I don’t feel like working, basically I don’t feel like adulting. I just kinda want to hang out on the couch and watch some stupid show while my brain slowly oozes out of my ears. But […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today:– Being able to sleep in on weekends – Being able to recognize when I’m wrong – It’s January and almost all the snow has melted! […]

Did you try your best today?

Wishful thinking won’t get you anywhere

I remember when “The Secret” came out. What an amazing concept! You mean… I can just comfortably sit on the couch and focus while the power of thought does all the work for me? Ha! Need I say more? Oh, but I’m going to. Are you freaking serious? How is “focusing” going to make me […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Having a pretty low stress life – 4k monitors! – Having the desire and ability to learn […]

Wish less Work more

There is nothing more frightening than a blank canvas

Here I am, staring at the screen, Figma open and a very clear image of what I want in my mind. However, for some reason, making the most basic decisions seems to be too hard for me. How wide should my canvas be? What’s my background color? Should I start vertical or horizontal? Should I […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – How adaptogens make me feel shmaht! – Getting reminders on my phone (super important)– Having a husband that takes care of the snow blowing/shoveling so I don’t have to. […]

Everything of value is on the other side of fear

Giving back

I am one of those people who, when presented with a question, will immediately google it. Well, I guess not just any question, but, you know, general knowledge, specific knowledge, how-tos, etc. That kind of stuff. And I have to admit that, over the years, I’ve acquired a lot of knowledge because so many people […]

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3 things I’m grateful for today: – Having a family that loves me – My aunt taking care of my grandparents – Unexpectedly running into friends […]

Focus on today. If you win today, you win everyday.

Being grateful takes work

Trust me, I am well aware of how lucky I am. I live in a nice house with a loving, dedicated and supportive husband. I have a job that I love. I enjoy the foods I eat, and I have food to eat. But it’s so easy to get caught up in the routine, the […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 5

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. πŸ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. πŸ˜‰ […]

3 things I’m grateful for today: – I’m able to stay warm in the winter – I can talk to my family even if they’re really far – Netflix and chill with the hubby […]

The Three Strike Rule

Moving to a new country all by yourself is kinda tough. You don’t have any friends so you rely on your (new) husband to connect you with his friends’ wives. Which is fine, and you meet a lot of people like that, but honestly not everyone you meet will be bestie material. I went through […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 4

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. πŸ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. πŸ˜‰ […]

When life gives you lemons, kick it in the nuts and go get yourself a steak.

Is your grass greener than mine?

I love my job. I really do. I have incredible coworkers and an amazing boss who actually cares about his employees and their happiness. But there are some things I don’t love about it. For example: It forces me to live a mostly sedentary live Don’t get me wrong, I’m not tied to a chair […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 3

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. πŸ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. πŸ˜‰ […]

Simplify

A few weeks ago I had a bit of a breakdown. I guess I sort of knew it was coming: I felt like I needed time for myself to think, recharge, do my own thing, do nothing. Like there was a lot on my plate that I wasn’t able to handle, and that I was […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 2

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. πŸ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. πŸ˜‰ […]

How I ended up a carnivore

I follow a somewhat unusual way of eating. It’s somewhere between a couple of different “diets” so it doesn’t quite have an official name, I guess. But I’m not the only one who does it, so it does have nicknames. The most popular one is #ketovore. So what the heck is #ketovore, and how did […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 1

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. πŸ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. πŸ˜‰ […]

The title culture

You think you know where I’m going with this. You’re wrong. The other day, a page I follow on Facebook posted an article that I thought would be worth clickingΒ  – you know, so I could read the actual content. A couple of other people had already liked the post and commented on it – […]

I don’t feel for you

Someone on my Facebook feed posted that “it sucks to be a side chick on holidays” and it sparked this huge rant in my head. There are so many things that I don’t like about this post. The passive aggressiveness, the publicity of it (what the hell happened to privacy?), and most importantly the fact […]

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Wide open (music player)

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Are you even a coder?

Here’s something you might not know about me: I’m a frond end web developer. And, as such, sometimes I need to work on code that someone else created. In today’s edition of “things that make me want to punch people in the throat”: Poorly formatted code. Seriously, how can you even find anything? Don’t you […]

Snowed in

Peaceful So pretty Looks like someone had a party in our backyard list night… […]